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My Heart's In The Highlands

Scottish Poem By Robert Burns

My Heart's In The Highlands is a Scottish song and poem written by Robert Burns in 1789 and sung to the tune Failte na Miosg.

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My Heart's In The Highlands By Robert Burns

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

Chorus
My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Farewell to the mountains, high-cover'd with snow,
Farewell to the straths and green vallies below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods,
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.

Chorus
My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart's in the Highlands, wherever I go.


My Heart's In The Highlands Song Video

My Heart's In The Highlands Song - Information Video
Robert Burns Painting Image
Robert Burns Detail
"Portrait Of Burns" Alexander Nasmyth (1758–1840), c. 1787


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